OH, YEAAHH! *Healthy* Kool Aid!

Summer means increasing your water intake. I often liven up boring water; avoiding sugar filled sports drinks and artificial water flavor enhancers, with an herbal infused sun tea.

Today, I stopped by my local food co-op and picked up a loose leaf, fruit blend tea in bulk to try!

This one contains Red Raspberry Leaf, Hibiscus, Orange & Lemon Peel, Rose Hips, and Lemongrass.

I swear it takes me back to my youth – chugging a glass of Kool-Aid after running thru the sprinkler all day..


To Your Health!

~V

Recipe: Summer Thirst Quencher *healthy!

This summer, why not quench your thirst with my recipe for an all natural, healthy, and homemade Electrolyte Drink?

It’s featured HERE on the Institute For Integrative Nutrition’s Alumni Recipe Blog. 

To Your Health!

~V

SPRING!! What better way to embrace the energy of the season than with healthful, light, and delicious salads?

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Ahh… spring, a refreshing time of year when our bodies naturally yearn towards cleansing and renewal. This is an incredible time for transition, growth, and renewed focus on personal wellness. With fresh, seasonal produce emerging locally, it’s also the perfect opportunity to gently cleanse from the heavier foods of winter and lighten ourselves up, inside and out.

Detoxifying through your diet doesn’t have to mean going hungry or even sacrificing your favorite foods; it can be as simple as just adding more healthy salads to your daily meals.

What better way to embrace the energy of the season than with healthful, light, and delicious salads?

Institute for Integrative Nutrition Spring Salads Recipe Guide is the perfect resource to inspire renewed energy, positive mood, and a balanced immune system.

Click below – The guide includes;
•18 delicious salad recipes submitted by IIN students and graduates.
•Tips for creating your own perfect salad, and preserving fresh ingredients.



Use the IIN Spring Salad Recipe Guide as an inspiration for a 3-5 day cleanse, or simply incorporate more salad recipes into your existing diet. Either way, your body will thank you.

To Your Health!

~V

Recipes: No More Excuses! Fifteen Easy Ingredient Green Smoothies

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Easy Quick Green Smoothie Recipes

Mango Mixer
•2 cups water
•2 mangos
•1 cup spinach

Banana Basic
•1 cup water
•2 bananas
•1 cup kale

Strawberry Soul
•1 cup water
•1 cup strawberries
•1 banana
•1 cup romaine lettuce

Pear Promise
•2 cups water
•2 pears
•1 banana
•1 cup spinach

Tropical
•2 cups water
•1 cup pineapple
•1 banana
•1 cup spinach

Exotic
•2 cups water
•1 mango
•1 cup pineapple
•1 cup mixed baby leaves

Frugal
•1 cup water
•2 apples
•1 banana
•½ cucumber

Sweetness Start
•2 cups water
•1 cup strawberries
•1 mango
•1 cup spinach

Peachy Pail
•1 cup water
•3 peaches
•1 banana
•2 celery stalks

Blueberry Bliss
•2 cups water
•1 cup blueberries
•1 banana
•1 cup spinach

Berry Best
•2 cups water
•1 cup mixed berries
•1 mango
•1 cup spinach

Raspberry Ripple
•2 cups water
•1 cup raspberries
•1 banana
•1 cup bok choy/ pak choi

Citrus Cooler
•1 cup water
•1 cup pineapple
•1 orange
•1 cup spinach

Amazing Apricot
•2 cups water
•1 cup apricots
•1 banana
•1 cup romaine lettuce

Crazy Coconut
•1 cup water
•1 pineapple
•½ cup coconut
•1 cup spinach